Dr. Hernandez is a Licensed Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist specializing in neuropsychological testing and maintains private practices in Lynn and Lawrence, MA.
With over 20 years of experience as a clinician, he has served as Director of two major pediatric departments. He was the Director of Bilingual Assessment at the Franciscan Children's Hospital in Boston, MA. and the Director of Behavioral Medicine at the North Shore Children's Hospital in Salem, MA. He currently holds an academic appointment as Instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School and is on the medical staff at the Boston Children's Hospital. He also maintains private practice offices working with a broad spectrum of clients. Among his areas of expertise are the diagnosing of language disorders and atypical syndromes, applied behavior analysis, cognitive rehabilitation, and behavioral medicine.
In addition to being an accomplished bilingual neuropsychologist, Dr. Hernandez has presented at national and international conferences and to general audiences speaking on the topics of neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation. His current areas of interest center around the development of prescriptive behavioral medicine protocols to treat pediatric health conditions. In addition, he explores the contribution of a variety of neuroimaging strategies being utilize to differentially diagnose language and other higher order cognitive disorders.
Dr. Hernandez is an interactive, solution-focused clinician. His diagnostic and therapeutic approach centers on providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address life challenges whether these have been developmentally or traumatically acquired. His protocols attempt to adhere to falsifiable and scientifically based efforts while integrating complementary methodologies and techniques to offer an approach tailored to each patient. With compassion and understanding, he works with each family to help them build on their strengths and attain the personal growth they are committed to accomplishing.